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    Junior Member speckie's Avatar
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    Question workshop or class?

    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me what are the differences between a workshop and a class? I often find myself confused about these two concepts while reading adverts about belly dance workshops and classes.

    Thanks a lot for clearing my mind

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    Hi, speckie, welcome to the forum.

    A class meets on a regular basis (for instance, once a week), while a workshop is a one-time event with a special teacher. Workshops can last anywhere from one day to an entire weekend. Hope that clears things up for you a bit.

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    As Farasha said above & Often Workshops will concentrate on a specific area. e.g. Layering, Zills Skills, Assaya (Cane) etc.

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    A class has the intention of carrying on - it's an ongoing thing. It is often once a week but could be more frequent or less often. In a class you expect an ongoing relationship with the teacher and individual correction.

    A workshop tends to be a one off - often with a particular focus. With a workshop you often don't get as much correction (like the difference between High School and University) and you are often expected to go off and finish the work without the workshop tutor. For example, you won't normally learn a choreography to performance level in a workshop. You have to take the steps and take it further yourself.

    A single workshop may be spread over a couple of days or a series of related workshops might follow each other. The longest series I know would be the Brisbane Winter Warmup which used to go 8 days with one tutor.

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    Thank you everyone. I got it now

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    Workshops also tend to be very intensive with a lot of stuff thrown at you during the time frame.

    Classes tend to spred the information out over a longer period, have more one-on-one instruction, and more time to practice while in class.
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